Category Archives: Football Factz

All the factz on Chelsea v Leicester City, including which TV channel its on

Embed from Getty Images

The second match up of the day in the Premier League sees Chelsea host Leicester City at Stamford Bridge. 

This is Frank Lampard’s first home match since taking over as Chelsea manager so the ground should be rocking. Meanwhile Brendan Rodgers will have ambitions to emulate Leicester’s title-winning season in 2016.

The match kicks off at 4.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Leicester beat Chelsea 0-1 in this fixture last season. It ended 0-0 in the return at the King Power Stadium. However Chelsea did win 2-1 against the Foxes in the FA Cup quarter final.
* That defeat is Chelsea’s only one in their last 22 PL matches at Stamford Bridge.
* Leicester’s away form was good last season – they scored 7 more goals on the road than at home.
* The last Blues manager to lose their first two league matches at the club was Gianluca Vialli more than 20 years ago.
* This is Leicester’s 500th match in the Premier League. Only 15 other teams have reached the milestone.

All the factz on Sheffield United v Crystal Palace, including which TV channel its on

Embed from Getty Images

The first match in the Premier League today is Sheffield United taking on Crystal Palace at Brammall Lane. 

This is Sheffield United’s first home fixture of the season and the ground is sure to be rocking. Both sides will go into the match thinking they can win.

The match kicks off at 2pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* This is the first meeting between the sides for 8 years and first in the top flight since 1992/3.
* Sheffield United have lost just one match in their last 19, with 11 wins in that run.
* Meanwhile Palace will be hoping to continue their great away form from last season – they won 5 of their last 6 away from Selhurst Park.
* The Eagles have scored 20 goals on the road this year – only Manchester City have sores more in the PL.
* Since Chris Wilder was appointed manager of the Blades in 2016, only Manchester City and Luton Town have won more points.

All the factz on Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, including which TV channel its on

Embed from Getty Images

The tea-time kick-off in the Premier League today sees Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium.

Both sides won their opening matches and will be challenging for the title again this season and will want to strike an early blow in the race.

The match kicks off at 5.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Manchester City did the double over Spurs last season. They also beat them 4-3 in the Champions League semifinals. However, Spurs won the other leg 1-0 to go through on away goals.
* City are on a run of 15 straight PL wins.
* Meanwhile Spurs have lost their last 6 PL away matches. They haven’t lost 7 in a row since 2000.
* Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick in the opening match, but Gabriel Jesus is another man to watch – he has 13 goals in his last 10 starts for City.
* Spurs didn’t draw any away matches last season – that’s the first time that’s happened since 1980/81.

All the factz on the August 17 3pm kick offs in the Premier League

Embed from Getty Images

There are 5 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League today. Here are the factz you need to know:

Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth 

* This is only the 7th League meeting between the sides.

* Villa Park was a fortress for Villa towards the end of last season, with 6 wins from their last 7 matches.
* Bournemouth aren’t great away from home: they’ve lost 11 of their last 14 on the road.
* However, they have scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 3 away matches.

* Jack Grealish will be hoping to end a streak on 19 consecutive PL matches he’s played in for Villa ending in defeat.

Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United

* Brighton are a bogey side for the Hammers. The Seagulls have won 3 of the 4 PL matches between the sides, drawing the other.

* Last week’s 3-0 win over Watford was Brighton’s first PL win in 10 matches.
* West Ham won their last 2 away matches last season, but had lost 7 of their previous 8.
* Scoring at home is one of Brighton’s problems, netting just 7 times in their last 12 matches at the Amex.

* If the Hammers win today, it’ll be their 100th in the Premier League.

Everton v Watford

* It ended 2-2 between these sides at Goodison Park last season. Watford took a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.
* Goodison is a fortress for the Toffees – they haven’t conceded a goal here since February 6.
* in fact, Everton have kept clean sheets in 9 of their last 12 matches.
* Watford have lost their last 4 PL matches – they haven’t lost 5 in a row since 2017.

* The Hornets haven’t kept a clean sheet in 16 matches.

Norwich City v Newcastle United

* Games between these sides are usually fun – 24 goals scored in the last 6 meetings.
* Norwich had been on a 14-match unbeaten run before last week’s defeat to Liverpool.
* Newcastle won their last away match of last season. They haven’t won consecutive away matches since January 2018.
* Norwich have not got a good record against the Magpies – 5 defeats in their last 9 meetings and only 1 win.

* Newcastle have won 4, lost 4 and drawn 2 in their last 10 PL matches.

Southampton v Liverpool

* The Reds did the double over Saints last season; winning 1-3 at St Mary’s and 3-0 at Anfield.
* Saints have won 16 of their last 77 PL matches – although half of those have come in the last 24 matches under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
* Liverpool are chasing a club record-equalling 11th consecutive PL win.
* The Reds have also scored at least 2 goals in every one of those wins.
* Saints are without a win in 6 – 3 defeats in that run.

All the factz on Arsenal v Burnley, including which TV channel its on

Embed from Getty Images

The opening match of the second weekend of Premier League fixtures sees Arsenal host Burnley at the Emirates Stadium. 

Both sides won their opening matches last weekend and will be looking to build on that and gain momentum for the early weeks of the season.

The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Arsenal won both matches against Burnley 3-1 last season.
* The Gunners have now won their last 9 matches against the Clarets in succession.
* Arsenal are great at home: last season they won 45 points at the Emirates – only Manchester City and Liverpool won more at home.
* Ashley Barnes is Burnley’s form man this year. He scored twice on the opening day and has 11 PL goals in 2019 – only 3 players have scored more.
* Burnley have an OK record on the road recently – they won 4, drew 5 and lost 10 last season.